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Located at 900 Catherine St in Richmond, THE HOUSE. dates back to the 1950’s. Previously used as a church, It’s been transformed with a unique blend of traditional charm and modern style. Designed to support the community, The House is both an affordable and accessible venue for a variety of events - small wedding receptions, business gatherings, health and wellness retreats, fundraisers, social soirées, baby showers, birthday parties, anniversary parties, and more. Dream it up, and THE HOUSE. will make it happen.
THE HOUSE. is host to Richmond Urban Dance, a dance company focusing exclusively on street-style dance and open to all ages and skill sets. Richmond Urban Dance’s mission is to bring street style into the studio and showcase the raw talent and passion found in our community. Richmond Urban Dance, in collaboration with THE HOUSE., creates a positive and safe space for dancers to grow their talents and become contributing members of the Richmond community and beyond.
When you visit THE HOUSE., you’ll find it has a vibe like no other. We take pride in being a quality venue at an affordable price point in a prime urban location.
THE HOUSE. boasts over 2300 square feet of beautiful hardwood floors and exposed brick. Our friendly, accessible staff will ensure that all your event needs are met. Our goal at THE HOUSE. is to make every single person who enters our doors feel welcome and comfortable.
Host your next celebration with us.
If your event is over guests then we require you to choose a caterer from our approved list unless otherwise discussed.
We are so sorry, but our answer is typically no if your guest count is over 50 people. Due to liability reasons, caterers cannot handle and serve food that was not prepared by them.
Yes! We have a list of preferred food truck options for you to choose from.
Our maximum capacity is 75 guests.
If you have over 50 guests in attendance, we do prefer you utilize our one of our vendors. They know us best, know our venue forwards and backwards and give AWESOME customer service. Should you decide to utilize your own vendor, we certainly respect that. We just ask that they provide us with a copy of their liability insurance prior to your event (a must!). We can discuss this in more detail offline.
We do not recommend a large, live band due to the space that they require. We have found that a DJ is typically best. However, if you have a smaller band and really want them to perform at your event, please run the idea by us. We can’t make any promises, but it may be feasible.
It varies from event to event. We do tables and chairs available for rent.
We truly want you to make our space your own, however we don’t allow the stuff that makes a mess - glitter, confetti and real/fake flower petals. That would just be a nightmare for you to try and clean up as well our cleaning crew. Also, we only allow battery operated candles for obvious reasons. If you’d like to hang something on our walls, go for it - just no nails... opt for painter's tape.
If you're unsure about bringing anything in to decorate the space, just ask us.
Events must end at 10:00 pm due to city noise ordinance (9:00 on Sundays). If you have an open bar for your event, this means it closes at 9:30 and music stops right at 10:00 pm (bar closes at 8:30 on Sunday’s). Please be respectful of our wonderful neighbors when you leave & drive home safely.
We have a small parking lot, but Catherine Street offers 1 hour and 2 hour parking on both sides of the street. Sometimes parking can get a bit tight, so we encourage you to look into Lyft, Uber, or other ride options (especially on Fridays or Saturdays).
Yes. We have a ramp leading into the front door into THE HOUSE. and two ADA compliant bathrooms.
Sorry, we LOVE animals, but…no pets are allowed with the exception of service animals.